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Nuke the Whales Backside

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Nuke the Whales Backside Rock Climbing 

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Location: 35.23443, -81.27422 View Map  Incorrect?
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The east face of Nuke the Whales Wall. Steep overhung corridor opposite Gumby's Roof and south of Middle Finger backside.

Less traveled rock with short steep routes and long traverses.

Rock quality is in need of traffic. Natural anchor accessibility from above for top rope set-ups but the steepness of the rock would require directional pieces.

Not a wall for the faint of heart.

Getting There 

Get there by walking cliff right from Gumbies Roof. Or hike up cliff left from Nuke the Whales Wall.

Climbing Season

For the Main Climbing Areas area.

Weather station 5.9 miles from here

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Whale Bail 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  North Carolina : Crowders Mountain : ... : Nuke the Whales Backside
This route starts near a tree at the cliff right base of the wall. Traverse diagonally cliff left on the overhang and top out where traversing anymore becomes a boulder problem. Top out and straddle the arete to the top of this wall. Great crack systems to build an anchor and belay your second up to you.Not a well traveled wall so be weary of loose rock. Fun climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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